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The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales is a fine backdrop for this inspirational week of Living Music. Aberystwyth MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School; of experience and learning; of performance and appreciation. The engagement of audience, student, and artist alike creates the unique community atmosphere of MusicFest - 'refreshing, rewarding and th...
oroughly inspirational'.

The Summer School is unique in offering organised, structured chamber music opportunities and coaching, as well as superb learning experiences through the festival of concerts given by the tutors themselves (as resident artists all of them are leading performers as well as inspirational teachers). Based on the ethos of ' learning through listening, practice & performance', courses are run for string quartet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, composition, voice, solo strings, Wind Octet, Choir, Harp and piano. Throughout the week the artists in residence can be found coaching ensembles, leading workshops, giving master classes and performing in the Festival concerts. Students also have the opportunity to perform in public and enjoy free entry to all festival events. For one week everyone lives, breathes and dreams music.

The daily evening and lunchtime festival concerts, together with student foyer performances and impressive student showcase concerts at the end of the week are powerful reminders of the rejuvenating effect of listening to live music of such a high calibre.
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General Information
The 2012 MusicFest will run from 27th July to 3rd August.

Courses are available in: Voice, Music Theatre Voice, Viola, Cello, Violin, Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Conducting, Composition, Ensemble, Big Band and Practical Psychology.

Bursaries available


28 July - 8 August 2013

Juilliard School - An intense summer program devoted to performance excellence!

New York City


IWCMF 2013 offers an exciting 11 days of innovative chamber music performance and education in the heart New York City. Housed mainly on The Juilliard School’s campus, advanced and professional musicians, ensembles and composers from all across the country and abroad come together to perform and be mentored by Imani Winds, a Grammy nominated wind quintet known for their legacy of innovative music.

World class performances, masterclasses by Imani Winds and renowned guest artists, intensive daily coachings, career building workshops and education outreach training are all within the scope of this program, designed tohone skills in artistry, communication and performance.







31 July - 2 August 2013 - VIP Celeste Zewald, Director

Summer Clarinet School

Hans, The Netherlands




31 July - 2 August 2013

VIP Philippe Cuper Master Class in Gessopalena, Switzerland



31 July - 11 August 2013

VIP's Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors

Kitakaruizawa, Japan



4 - 11 August 2013

Jerusalem and Safed, Israel


11 - 25 August 2013



Clarinet Faculty including:  Sharon Kam, Harry Sparnaay, Petra Stump / Heinz-Peter Linshalm


17 - 25 August 2013

Master Class Courses with VIP Ludmila Peterkova

Domanzlice, Czech Republic

Direct Link to program link here


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  • 17 - 18 August 2013 workshop for children below 15 years of age
  • 18 - 25 August 2013 workshop for students older than 15 years of age + chamber music


  • Ludmila Peterková (Czech republic) and Joseph Eller (U.S.A.)
  • Piano: Daniel Wiesner

This summer class is for those young clarinet players interested in music and clarinet. First two days are for children younger than 15 years of age, one person adult (a parent or a teacher is required), they can meet each other, meet professors from conservatory, find new ways of their playing.


17 August - 9 September 2013

Luzern, Switzerland